The Southwest Jiaotong University President Scholarship are open apply now. Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) was founded in 1896 and is one of China’s oldest higher education institutions. Known as the cradle of China’s railway engineers, or “The Cornell of the East”, SWJTU is the birthplace of China’s modern education in transportation, mining & metallurgy, and civil engineering. Through its history, the university has adopted different names such as “Imperial Chinese Railway College at Shanhaiguan by Beiyang Railway Bureau”, “Tangshan Jiaotong University”, and “Tangshan Institute of Railway”.

SWJTU is a premier engineering university, being on the list of China’s first batch of 211 Project Universities. It is also a university in the “985 Project Innovation Platform on Rail Transit & Transportation Engineering”. The university focuses on a balanced development of multidisciplinary subjects of engineering, science, business management, finance, art, and law.

It is one of China’s top universities with a government ratified Graduate School under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education. Today there are three campuses: Chengdu Jiuli, Chengdu Xipu and Emei. All three campuses are located at feet of Emei Mountain. SWJTU boasts a well-developed student training system granting Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees.

SWJTU achieves remarkable results in cultivating internationalized talents. It has forged long-term partnership with 166 universities and institutions across 54 countries and regions. This list includes; The International Union of Railways, Cornell University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Technical University Munich. It runs overseas programs in cooperation with the United States and France. SWJTU is a member school of the Erasmus Mundus Program, and a contract university of programs administered by the China Scholarship Council (CSC). The international and exchange programs benefit students of all kinds.

II Supporting Categories, Duration and Instruction Language

Supporting categories: “Southwest Jiaotong University President Scholarship” aims to fund outstanding international students in their pursuit of academic achievements at Southwest Jiaotong University.

Supporting CategoriesMajor Study year
Master Students3
Doctoral students4

1.Category: Master and Doctoral Students

2. Duration: Master Study duration is 3 to 4 years.

Doctoral Study duration is 4 to 5 years.

3. Instruction Language: English/Chinese;

4. Admission Catalogue:

5. Eligibility:  Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health.

Be a bachelor’s degree holder and no more than 35 when applying for the master’s programs;

Be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for the doctoral programs

6. Apply Website

7. Southwest Jiaotong University President Scholarship Application Documents:

   1)Notarized highest diploma;

Prospective diploma recipients must submit official document issued by your current school to prove your current student status or expected graduation date. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

   2)Academic transcripts (written in Chinese or English);

Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

   3)A Study Plan or Research Proposal (written in Chinese or English);

This should be a minimum of 200 words for the undergraduate program applicants and 800 words for postgraduate program applicants.

   4)Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English)

Applicants for undergraduate program and postgraduate program must submit two recommendation letters signed by professors or associate professors.

   5)A Copy of applicant’s passport; Please carefully plan your passport with more than 6 months.

   6)A CD of your own works (only required for arts students);

Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of their own musical works. Applicants for the fine arts programs must submit a CD of their own works which include two sketches, two color paintings and two other works.

7)Applicants under the age of 18 must submit relevant documents about their statutory guardians in China.

   8)Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy) (The original copy will be kept by yourself and the form is uniformly printed by Chinese healthy quarantine departments. It must be written in English and can be downloaded from or

The physical examinations must cover all of the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete forms or forms without the signature of the attending physician, or the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are considered as invalid. Please carefully plan your physical examination schedule as the result is valid for only 6 months.

 III Southwest Jiaotong University President Scholarship

1. Full Scholarship covers

●Tuition waiver



●Comprehensive Medical Insurance: (Please visit to know more insurance policies.)

Students CategoryStipendAccommodation
Master’s programRMB 1500/monthRMB 500 /month
Doctoral programRMB 2000/monthRMB 500 /month

IV The Application President Scholarship:

V Southwest Jiaotong University President Scholarship Deadline:

Deadline: May 10, 2020

Note: ONLY on-line application is accepted. Do not need to post hard-copy materials again this year.

VI Contact Information

International Students Office

Address: RM 425, Administrative Building, Southwest Jiaotong University (Xipu Campus)

West Section, High-tech Zone, Chengdu, Sichuan, P. R. China.

Postal code: 611756

Tel.: 0086-28-66367385 (GMT+8: 8:30AM—12:00PM; 2:00PM—5:30PM)




VII Others

  1. Professors or related schools may interview the applicant by phone or internet. Please make sure the phone number and email address are right in your application.
  2. Email application or hard-copy application will not acceptable.
  3. The final result will come out in July or August. Please be patient and check your email every day.
  4. Please fill the mailing address carefully and we will mail the admission letter and JW202 to you if you are admitted.
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